Five Tips for Winter Driving | Jeep Canada

FIVE TIPS FOR WINTER DRIVING

2021-03-03
Canadians know that driving in winter is a whole different game. Snowy and icy roads add a new challenge that can’t be ignored, but luckily new Jeep models feature available and standard advanced four-wheel drive systems that improve stability and traction. Still, even the best all-wheel drive systems still require constant driver involvement in winter. Here are a few tips that can help you navigate the unique conditions of winter in Canada.
A 2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon on a road surrounded by a snow-covered forest

Slow Down

Everything is a bit more dangerous in winter. Braking distances increase, there’s less traction in curves, and black ice can cause a loss of control in an instant. The best way to counter these dangers is to slow down. Another important tip is to maintain a wider gap between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead.

Winter Tires

In Quebec, winter tires are mandatory. Elsewhere, they are recommended. Still, anyone in Canada should put winter tires on their vehicle. They make a huge difference in every area, from braking to maintaining optimal traction in every situation. To get the most out of your Jeep’s four-wheel drive system, winter tires are a must.
A 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon parked on a slope near a dirt road surrounded by snow-covered mountains

Keep the Vehicle in Great Condition

Winter is harsh on your vehicle. It’s important to make sure it is in the best condition before the cold season arrives. A check-up and oil change in the fall is a great idea.

Snow Removal

Make sure you remove as much snow as possible before hitting the road. Make sure to remove the snow at the bottom of the driver and passenger window and mirrors (to ensure optimal lateral visibility), remove snow from the side rear windows, and always remember to clear the snow off the vehicle’s roof. This snow can slide forward and fall over your windshield if it melts during your commute, and sometimes it can be too heavy for the wipers.
The side of a 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sahara parked on a snow-covered dirt road in front of a coniferous forest and snow-covered mountains

Be Prepared

Winter needs preparation. It’s a great idea to always have booster cables, a first aid kit, a shovel, some salt or sand, and spare clothes in your Jeep. Even if you don’t need it, stuck vehicles will be happy you dropped by!
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